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21 August 2018
  • 07:06

    Options levels on tuesday, August 21, 2018


    Resistance levels (open interest**, contracts)

    $1.1632 (2353)

    $1.1598 (825)

    $1.1570 (5779)

    Price at time of writing this review: $1.1513

    Support levels (open interest**, contracts):

    $1.1459 (3988)

    $1.1442 (5395)

    $1.1420 (10691)


    - Overall open interest on the CALL options and PUT options with the expiration date September, 7 is 138179 contracts (according to data from August, 20) with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,1500 (10691);


    Resistance levels (open interest**, contracts)

    $1.2977 (3424)

    $1.2940 (884)

    $1.2880 (623)

    Price at time of writing this review: $1.2824

    Support levels (open interest**, contracts):

    $1.2757 (3154)

    $1.2740 (2502)

    $1.2717 (1211)


    - Overall open interest on the CALL options with the expiration date September, 7 is 35746 contracts, with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,2950 (3434);

    - Overall open interest on the PUT options with the expiration date September, 7 is 32529 contracts, with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,2900 (3154);

    - The ratio of PUT/CALL was 0.91 versus 0.92 from the previous trading day according to data from August, 20.

    * - The Chicago Mercantile Exchange bulletin (CME) is used for the calculation.

    ** - Open interest takes into account the total number of option contracts that are open at the moment.

  • 06:44

    Futures: DAX 0,0% FTSE -0,3% CAC 40 -0,1%

  • 06:43

    Trump’s attack on the Fed crossed the "red line" and could weaken the dollar

    The dollar fell and may continue to weaken after President Donald Trump said he does not agree with the Fed's decision to raise interest rates, and that the Fed should do "what's good for the country."

    The latest criticism of President Donald Trump, in an interview with Reuters, came four days before the long-awaited speech of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday at the annual Jackson Hole Symposium.

    "The market will react to the Tram, not so much on the idea that the Fed will change its opinion on monetary policy, how much the dollar is due to the idea of ​​the president's assault on the Fed," said Mark Chandler, head of the currency exchange strategy at Brown Browns Harriman. "I would say that the dollar is already corrected, but Trump's comments will probably prevent him from continuing to grow."

    The dollar index touched a minimum of 95.78, having decreased by 0.6%. Treasury yields were also at the lows of the day, and stocks lost some of their profits before closing in the green zone. The yield on 10-year bonds was 2.82%.

  • 06:40

    Trump said to complain Powell hasn't been cheap-money Fed chair: BBG

  • 06:39

    RBA: Core inflation is expected at 1.75% during 2018 and will increase to 2.25% in 2020

    • It is expected that government spending will make a significant contribution to economic growth through 2020

    • Members of the Council recognized the implications of arid conditions for the agricultural sector

  • 06:38

    Minutes of the August RBA meeting: There are no good reasons for short-term interest rate changes

    • The next rate movement is likely to be up, depending on the level of unemployment and inflation

    • The bank will become a source of stability and confidence, adhering to the current policy

    • The Australian dollar has fallen against the US dollar, but is still within the trading range of the last two years

    • Household consumption was supported by revenue growth in the second quarter

    • Uncertainties about the prospects for household consumption decreased

  • 06:27

    Swiss trade balance rose less than expected in July

    After a stagnation in the previous month, exports and imports developed negatively. While exports fell by a seasonally adjusted 3.0 percent in July 2018, imports fell by 2.8 percent. The development of the Chemical-Pharmaceuticals division burdened the overall results of both traffic directions. The surplus on the trade balance stood at 1.2 billion francs.

  • 06:18

    Trump Says 'Most Likely' To Have Second Meeting With North Korea's Kim Jong Un - Reuters

  • 06:16

    Switzerland: Trade Balance, July 1.15

21 August 2018
Market Focus
  • The number of job openings was little changed at 6.7 million on the last business day of June
  • UK house prices in the three months to July increased by 3.3% against the same period a year earlier
  • German industrial production declined more then expected in June
  • The average of household spending in Japan was down 1.2 percent on year
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